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A woman cries as she walks past Philadelphia firefighters working on burned row homes on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. A fast-moving fire in southwest Philadelphia early Saturday left four children dead and  burned through a number of adjoining homes. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Fire officials: Philly fire likely began in couch

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia fire officials say a preliminary investigation suggests a blaze that killed four children as it ripped through row homes started in a couch on a porch. A fire department dispatcher says the […]

07/05/2014

Philly-area school has 14 sets of graduating twins

WARMINSTER, Pa. (AP) — Those attending a suburban Philadelphia high school commencement ceremony this month will see a lot of familiar faces: The school plans to graduate no fewer than 14 pairs of twins. The […]

06/09/2014

Jon Bon Jovi, center, takes part in a ribbon cutting ceremony during the grand opening of the JBJ Soul Homes, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rock star Jon Bon Jovi is showing some brotherly love to the less fortunate in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, he attended the grand opening of a low-income housing development that bears his initials. […]

04/22/2014

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Boy’s murder case goes to Pennsylvania high court

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court must decide if a Pennsylvania teen should get a new trial in the death of his father’s pregnant fiance, who was fatally shot with a youth-model shotgun when […]

03/12/2014

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38,000 in Pa. remain without power after ice storm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — About 38,000 utility customers in eastern Pennsylvania remain in the dark four days after an ice storm knocked down trees and snapped power lines as yet another winter storm comes through the […]

02/09/2014

Mummers dance ahead of the annual New Year's Day parade, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Mummers strut stuff at Philly New Year’s parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Outrageously costumed and painted comic brigades and string bands have marched in Philadelphia in a Mardi Gras-like New Year’s Day parade believed to be the nation’s oldest folk festival. Thousands of people […]

01/01/2014

Dr. Kermit Gosnell (Photo credit: Philadelphia District Attorney's office/AP)

Pa. abortion doc gets 30 years in drug sentencing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia doctor already serving life in prison for performing rogue abortions has been sentenced to a concurrent 30 years for distributing painkillers. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is serving life without parole […]

12/16/2013

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88) dances into the end zone on a five-yard touchdown pass play during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Storm along East Coast dumps snow, snarls traffic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A powerful storm that crept across the country dropped snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic region and headed northeast Sunday, turning NFL playing fields in Pennsylvania into winter wonderlands, dumping […]

12/08/2013

In this Nov. 22, 2012 file photo, Shopper Roxanna Garcia, middle, waits in line to pay for  her over a $1000.00 gifts at the Target store in Burbank, Calif.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

’12 Days of Christmas’ items top $114K

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The price of lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing has spiked this holiday season, but other items mentioned in the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” still cost the same as they did last […]

12/01/2013

A man sleeps at the Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Los Angeles. More than 43 million people are to travel over the long holiday weekend, according to AAA. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Storms upending some holiday travel on East Coast

CHICAGO (AP) — Bands of ice, sleet and rain were upending some holiday travel plans as millions of Americans took to the roads, skies and rails Wednesday for Thanksgiving, but the wintry mix was not […]

11/27/2013

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